Review: Fetish Transcendence by Billie Rosie

Fetish TranscendenceReviewed by Sandra Scholes

Synopsis: In Fetish Worship, Billie Rosie’s first collection of short, extremely erotic stories, she showed her diversity of themes and does it again with this set of twelve tales that tell the story of the darker side of humanity ant ides desire of the explicit. In the same way that there were dominant partners and their submissive lovers, this bunch of stories explores that even more, but as well as the dark, debauched desires being revisited, there is a good deal of fantasy elements in this that keep it feeling original. There are twelve in all; Security, Winnat’s Pass, Fruits De Mer, Sherlock Holmes & The Curse of the Moonstone, Dirty Phone Call, Body Swap, Retribution, Sanctity, La Frotteuse, A Holiday Romance, The Diary and Anastasia.

Review: In Security, Freddie, a security guard at a popular department store has been looking for a thief called “The Shadow,” for a long time and when he catches her, she might be in trouble of a different kind. Winnat’s Pass sees readers drift back into the past of the 14th century with Allen taking his woman, Clara through to their destination after being ambushed and nearly killed, but when his Clara could be a vampire, there could be problems. Fruits De Mer has Josiah’s love of moules lead to a love of women’s vaginas, and every part has to be worshipped by him. Sherlock Holmes & The Curse of the Moonstone delves into the lesbian world of Holmes and Watson when they investigate the case of a man stealing a diamond from a Hindu deities forehead. As well as this being the best story in the whole book, Rosie keeps us waiting for the inevitable pay-off of what Holmes can do with a champagne bottle. In Dirty Phone Call, a woman doesn’t take to being the part of some guy’s perverted fun during a routine phone conversation, but she soon gets into the swing of it. Body Swap is another tale with a man infatuated with a beautiful vampire who wants to sap his essence. Simon enjoys his time with her, and remembers how he would let his spirit free from his body to roam the house, watching every lewd and debauched thing that went on. In Retribution a woman gets her revenge on the man who had called the wrong number and gave her a dirty phone call that resulted in the best orgasm ever! Dare I say this is one of the funniest too as the conversation takes a dominating, if light-hearted tone part of the way through. After such an erotic story, Sanctity would seem like a breeze, yet when an aroused woman visits her local priest, he doesn’t know how much she wants to bed him. La Frotteuse sees Julia needing some time alone at a pirate convention, until the pirate of her dreams comes to her. A Holiday Romance gives Adam and Lilith the chance to have some holiday fun where Lilith binds and blindfolds her slave and asks him some very probing questions, ones we really want to hear. The Diary and Anastasia are just too good to miss too.

Good Bits:

  • A lesbian story with Holmes and Watson – well, we saw it coming!
  • How Freddie the security guard teaches shoplifters a valuable sexy lesson
  • Two vampire stories that really hit the spot
  • Never call a wrong number – unless you want to pay the price

Summary: Billie Rosie doesn’t seem to hold back with any of her stories and it’s not surprising that some have been published. The stories are erotically brought out and are the stuff that wet dreams are made of, at least between these pages, and digital ones too. Some will have their favourites, I did, while others focus on submission and a twist or two in the tale. What is important is that they are enjoyable, and they are that with fun characters and interesting scenarios to keep you wanting more from this delicious author.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Buy: Fetish Transcendence

Review: Fetish Worship by Billie Rosie

fetworReviewed by Sandra Scholes

Synopsis: This is a collection of several short stories which feature heavily fetish worship, bondage and submission. There are mixed characters in here; a man with a serious foot fetish he needs to indulge, a woman being encouraged into a bit of slavery, a man who wants to be seen as a mummy’s boy, a slave and master scenario in one case, a Halloween prankster, a retelling of an ancient Greek myth and a woman who likes to take dirty phone calls. For those who like it kinky and sensual there are also voyeurs and exhibitionists who will tantalize and tease the reader to the peak of ecstasy.

Review: These stories came from the author’s desire to create fiction with a sensual and submissive edge – with both men and women as the submissives. She has long since wanted to write what she calls pornography and enjoy herself while she does, but that’s according to her bio. By reading each of the stories, you can tell she enjoys what she does, as each character is almost straight away naked and having coarse, rough sex. In Feet, Adam watches his girl, Josie having sex with his best friend. As he is a voyeur and foot fetishist, he rarely makes love to her, so he leaves it to him while he peeps through a hole in the wall, enjoying the sight of her naked feet. In Requiem, a priest tries to get a woman to repent for her sins, but it isn’t easy when she isn’t taking him seriously. He berates her for being so alluring and having lots of men, but she decides to put him in his place despite his piety. In A Dominant Woman, Shona is the dominant type who likes to have her men right where she wants them, and in this case, she can’t wait to whip him with her ruler to get the message across that he, for now, is hers. Billie Rosie has two novellas out, Memoirs of a Sex Slave and Enslaving Eli, while this novel was her first step into being published.

Good bits:

  • The author gets down to the sex straight away
  • Some of them are well-written
  • The stories are very descriptive concerning the characters
  • I liked the settings

Bad bits:

  • There is no real build up to some of the stories

Summary: Billie Rosie writes about the forbidden, the acts none of us mention in mixed company unless that company is also into fetishism. She takes us into the mind of the voyeur, the bondage enthusiast, the dominant male who likes to see a woman made to be a submissive, while in another story the tables are turned. Not everyone does what the characters in these stories do, but you get the feeling there are some who do enjoy letting themselves go behind closed doors. Some of the fetishes in this novel aren’t what you would call normal either, but they do make up the forbidden aspect of what many would call kinky sexual practises most think of but don’t take part in. I liked the honesty of them, the characters with their foul mouths and funny one-liners made them more interesting, while the sex left nothing to the imagination, it was in your face and pushed its way into your living room with a vengeance.

Rating: ★★★½☆

Buy: FETISH WORSHIP: Erotica

Audio Review: Disciplining the Duchess by Annabel Joseph

Disciplining the DuchessHero: The Duke of Courtland is known for his subversive bedroom behavior and his uncomfortable preferences. He’s also known for his rigid control and decorum… but that just confirms these “uncomfortable habits.” He’s a dom and is into spanking – the news reaches his father-in-law and fiancée and suddenly he’s jilted while the bride runs off with another. Determined to leave it behind, Court goes to a house party and comes across a most intriguing creature.

Heroine: Miss Harmony Barrett is a spinster in the making. She’s been on the marriage mart for five seasons and is still unmarried. She’s very good at repelling gentlemen of consequence away – but who wouldn’t repel a greasy overblown aristocrat, decades older than yourself? She’s not even allowed to waltz since the debacle at Almacks. A genuine bluestocking, Harmony prefers her books on Mongol hordes over idle chitchat with girls her own age. When it comes to the hero and Mongols, she’s a bit of an airhead.

Review: Harmony is a heroine determined to land herself in the suds. She wants to see a Roman wall so badly she runs off without telling anyone. Lucky for her the Duke was interested in her safety to the point of willingly leg-shackling himself to her in order to fulfill her stubborn desire. (Heroine believes for as long as possible there will be no consequences to her misadventure.) The story is definitely erotica and for the most part works really well and comes across sexy. But as with most BDSM set-ups the hero is unaware of when he takes it too far and it causes emotional and physical strife for the heroine. That’s always difficult for me especially when the reasoning behind the “big punishment” is so stupid. Court wants Harmony to be a society duchess, but he’s oblivious to her own desires and the fact that she’s apparently incapable of proper behavior in front of company. He tries to mold her into something she’s not and that there is the “uncomfortable habits” for me. I quite liked the heroine just as she was – earnest, eager, and ditzy. The heroine pulls off a “perfect submission” as an innocent punishment for the hero (she’s really trying to be exactly what he wants.) It becomes very clear to Court that the perfect sub and featureless woman is not what he truly desires… and then comes the groveling. Epilogue was meh for me. Overall, why it works so well is how much it reads like a “normal” Regency romance novel with a little extra added.

Narrator: Emma Kent is great. She makes the heroine sound young and airy (and occasionally earnestly ditzy). She handled the bedroom scenes very well and in a way that pulled you further into the story. In my opinion she was integral in how the novel read to listeners. I can’t think of another narrator that would have fit as perfectly as she did.

Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins

Rating: ★★★★☆

Buy: Disciplining the Duchess, Disciplining the Duchess (Audiobook)

Review: Surrender (The Entwined Series, Volume III)

surrenderReview by Lynn Reynolds

This may be the type of book that you have not read before.  But I warn you; unless you have no feelings these stories are going to get your juices flowing – and possibly other things as well.  And even your partner may benefit.  You may want to read in bed, or other comfortable spots, but be careful whom you sit next to if you dare to read this in public.

Because this book is interactive you can decide which order you want to read the four stories.  You will be able to go back to the story at any time and change your path so you may never read it the same way twice.  Each journey is told by a different author.  If you want to be vanilla, you can read each tale in order but why not be adventurous and mix things up.

This book’s main character is Kate Sorentella and her fiancé; Barry doesn’t seem to excite her any more.  Then this tale gets interesting because you have a chance to go on four different adventures to find out what happens between them.  And they live next to a hunky neighbor, Jack – need I say more.

For me, I decided to be different and not start with the first author.  I decided that I was going to be adventurous and started with Down the Rabbit Hole by Lissa Trevor.  This is not a story for the shy type – it is erotic after all.  I found that I made the perfect choice for my first read.  And this is definitely not a story for when you are out in public – it is beyond hot!

Our author gives the reader a very interesting ending.  But the only disappointment is that it came too soon.  Depending on the amount of time you have to read during your day, you can certainly read more than one book.  Or if you want to take your time and tease your senses, you could read one adventure a day.

So once you get to Lissa’s ending, you can decide if you want to go to the very end of the book or go back to the Table of Contents and pick your next adventure.  I decided to pick another author.  I chose Watching Kate by Nik Flandrè.

One thing each story will have in common is the BDSM theme.  And also certain names will stay the same so that each story flows from the first chapter.  The sex scenes are hot as well as graphic but not disgustingly so.  Just enough to give you dream material for months to come.

Nik’s story made me glad that I was reading it during the winter – can you imagine my electric bill if it was the summertime?  This tale, in my opinion, was longer than Lissa’s but it is just as good.  Now you’ve finished your second story, what are you going to decide is your next step?  I hope that you will read all four stories before deciding that you have reached the end.

When you have finally come to that end, make sure to read the Acknowledgements from the authors, information on Coliloquy, and About the Author.  If you’ve never read these authors before why not find out more about them.  You may then decide that you want to see what else they may have written.  You may also decide that you want to check out more of what Coliloquy has to offer.  I hope you enjoy this third book in the Entwined Series as much as I did.  This is a book that you get your money’s worth.

Rating: ★★★★★

Buy: Surrender, The Entwined Series: #3

Review: The Education of Victoria by Angela Meadows

The Education of VictoriaReviewed by Sandra Scholes

Synopsis: In Victorian times ladies were supposed to be refined, courteous and discreet with their affections for other men, but as far as Victoria is concerned, she is different from the norm. Having been seen with the stable boy, her father is at his wits end and sends her to the Venice School for Young Ladies where she is forced to be taught how to act like a genteel young lady.

Review: Just when her father thinks this will be her education, Victoria gets to the school and the school turns out to be different in every way from what he thought – instead of the Venice school, it is in fact the Venus school for girls where they learn about everything to do with sexual education. How to kiss, caress, use fellatio, and know the ins and outs of full sex. She will find out how to give pleasure to others and get pleasure herself using the other pupils and teachers as a basis for her education.

Good Bits:

  • This book can be regarded and used as a sex manual
  • It sounds like a new version of Fifty Shades, but with the difference of it being set in a school

Bad Bits:

  • As it includes sadomasochism in great detail, it might not appeal to all readers

Summary: It is a case of giving this novel a chance rather than thinking of it as a kinky read as it is well written with interesting sexual scenes and fun dialogue in places.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Buy: The Education of Victoria

Heroes Who Think They’re Villains

fangsandfloggersmedGuest blog by Saloni Quinby, author of Fangs and Floggers (Weapons of Redemption)

Although I love many different types of characters, my favorites are the redeemed villain and the antihero. There’s nothing more intriguing than a man or woman with a murky past who at some point in their story, manages to do the right thing.

I like characters who do what they must to achieve their objectives, who make tough decisions, not concerned about approval from others. Depending on your point of view, that can make the character a hero or a villain.

The best villains are the ones who, in some twisted way, believe they’re doing the right thing. Deep inside, they recognize that their decisions hurt others and they regret it, but in their mind, they’re sacrificing for the greater good. These characters have the potential to cross over to hero or antihero status.

Even if a villain redeems himself, his past is not erased. He can’t undo the damage he’s done, but he can change his future. He might reconcile with some of his old adversaries, but he’ll always have enemies. His inner struggle is part of what makes him endearing. Without it, he’d be one dimensional and like a hero who’s completely golden, he would be hard to connect with.

Most people have both a good and an evil side. The appeal of villains and antiheroes is their imperfect nature. It makes them easier to relate to, since everyone has made mistakes and there are times when we all have to choose between being an angel or a monster.

In my Weapons of Redemption series, I enjoyed developing the villain, Tarun, and finally giving him the chance to tell his story in the last book in the series. Fangs and Floggers delves into the vampire pirate’s past, showing why he chose his wicked path.

I hope you enjoy the following excerpt from Weapons of Fangs and Floggers (Weapons of Redemption).

How do you feel about villains and antiheroes? Like them or hate them?

Weapons of Redemption 5: Fangs and Floggers by Saloni Quinby

(M/M Erotic Vampire)

It is said that every villain thinks he’s a hero, but what about the hero who thinks he’s a villain? Eventually he becomes what he believes himself to be. Still, he has the soul of a hero and only if he lets it guide him again will he find redemption.

Adrian had written those words in his journal just hours ago, when his lover had been at the threshold of salvation or destruction. Tarun had been whole in body then, but shattered in mind for more centuries than Adrian could fathom. Now his body was in the same state as his mind — seriously damaged but possible to restore.

Adrian had tried to warn him that his blood sons would attempt to destroy him tonight, but Tarun had been determined to welcome them home. It had nearly cost his life.

The van carrying Adrian, Tarun and two of his lover’s minions who were necessary for this escape, sped down the dark country road.

“I don’t know why I’m trusting you,” Dirk, the burly redheaded vampire driving the van called into the back section where Tarun lay on the verge of death, Adrian beside him. Cara, a rare medical doctor who specialized in vampires, worked at saving Tarun’s life.

“Because you know you can,” Adrian replied. “Now shut up and focus on driving.”

“And slow down!” Cara snapped. “Hit another bump like the last one and we’ll probably lose him.”

“Well it won’t take Bryce and the others long to figure out what happened to us. Then we’ll all die. Except Adrian. His damn vampire-killer brother will probably make sure he stays alive.”

“Don’t be so sure,” Adrian said softly. One thing about Shane, he lived by his own code and no one changed his mind once it was set.

Or at least that’s what Adrian had thought. He’d been shocked to learn that Shane had taken a vampire lover — unfortunately Bryce was Tarun’s archenemy. He had been the first to rebel against Tarun. The first to bide his time and turn more of Tarun’s blood children against him.

The problem was, like most vampires as well as most humans, they were completely ignorant of the truth — the hidden truth. Both Shane and Adrian had been born with certain gifts that had enabled them to become great vampire hunters. Both were immune to vampiric mind control, but Adrian had an additional gift — he could read vampires.

Everyone had secrets, some so deep that they even disguised them from themselves. After nearly three thousand years, Tarun had many secrets.

“You need to pull over,” Cara said. “The bullet is very close to his heart. I need everything to be still for me to help him. Adrian, you’ll have to assist me.”

“Where should I pull over?” Dirk demanded.

“Anywhere!” Cara shouted.

The brakes screeched as he pulled off the side of the road, behind a clump of bushes.

Cara released a pent-up breath. Glancing at Adrian, she said, “Ready?”

“I’d better be,” he replied.

As a vampire hunter, Adrian was no stranger to blood and injury. He and Shane had patched each other up countless times over the years. This was different. It was the first time Adrian had ever wanted to save a dying vampire.

Glancing at Tarun’s pale, angular face, he thought about how tumultuous their relationship had been. Tarun had started out as his enemy. The vampire had wanted to slay him, but something drew them together. It wasn’t just sex — although that was amazing. Despite how they appeared to be total opposites, their lives were similar in many ways. They understood each other. Adrian had never felt this way about anyone. Now that he’d found his soul mate, he didn’t want to lose him.

Buy: Fangs and Floggers (Weapons of Redemption)

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About Saloni Quinby

The child of a painter and a psychic dreamer, Saloni Quinby feels spirituality and storytelling go hand-in-hand. She loves the scent of gardenia, the sound of wind chimes and the taste of honey. By listening to what isn’t said, she creates works based on unspoken desires. Saloni prefers blurred gender lines and many varieties of romance. In a world where passion must at times be restrained, she believes erotica is a pleasure to be shared. With her stories she would like to make her fantasies yours and hopes you enjoy the ride. She also writes under the name Kate Hill. Please visit her online at http://www.kate-hill.com, http://www.twitter.com/katehillromance and https://www.facebook.com/kate.hill.92505.

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How’d I End Up Here? The Journey of an Erotic Romance Writer

CARINA_0114_9781426897863_PurelyProfessionalGuest blog by Elia Winters, author of Purely Professional

Hi folks! Thanks to Love Romance Passion for hosting me today. I’m excited to be sharing my story with you.

Like most writers, I’ve been writing stories ever since I could remember. I set out to write longer works in high school, cutting my “novel teeth” on two book-length monstrosities of mediocre Star Wars fanfiction. (I still have them. Please don’t ask.) In my budding curiosity about sex and love and relationships, though, I realized the scenes I really wanted to write were far too naughty for traditional fiction. I’d already started sneaking my mother’s romance novels, but I wasn’t invested in the stories; I’d just skim them and look for the sex scenes.

Much of my sexual education came from these illicit paperbacks left on the coffee table. I knew the mechanics of sex: I’d had the standard mediocre sex education common to America’s public school system, and my mom had given me The Talk when I was nine. I didn’t understand why people had sex, though, until I read The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel back in 8th grade. I probably had no business reading that book, but it sparked my curiosity, and within a year I was well on my way to filching Nora Roberts romances and skimming for the juicy parts whenever my mom wasn’t around.

It wasn’t long before I tried my hand at writing romance. Not whole books, not yet, but scenes. The first ones – *cringe* – were Star Wars fanfiction, just like my first novels. (My geekiness runs deep, in case you weren’t sure.) Soon after, though, I started branching out into fictional characters of my own creation and actual detailed sex scenes. This collection of stories made the rounds in my high school social circle, handed off to friends between classes and read discretely during study hall, always one step ahead of the administration of our conservative Catholic school. I still can’t believe we were never caught.

I continued to write novels all through college and beyond, but I didn’t settle on erotic romance as a genre for quite some time. I wrote a little of everything: fantasy, young adult, science fiction, even horror. An avid participant in National Novel Writing Month, I soon ended up with a dozen or so novels tucked away in the digital junk drawer of my hard drive. Finally, I decided to write a novel just for me, indulging all my whims and fantasies in one text. The resulting first draft became Purely Professional, just released from Carina Press.

It’s been easy to continue writing erotic romance. I love the stories, the characters, the hot sex and the happy endings. I still enjoy reading and writing other genres, too, and might someday revise some of the other novels lying in wait in my hard drive. In the meantime, though, I can’t seem to stop writing erotic romance, and you can expect a lot more of it from me in the future.

About Purely Professional

Columnist Bridget Hartwell agrees to write about BDSM to impress her new executive editor at Sultry, the “sex-positive magazine for sex-positive women.” Unfortunately, it’s a topic she knows absolutely nothing about…but if she ever wants that promotion, she’ll need to learn the ropes, fast.

English professor Max Harlow is active in the Dom/sub scene, but only for casual play—he’s never found his ideal partner: a woman who is his equal, but sexually submissive. When he’s asked to explain the lifestyle to his cute but obviously inexperienced neighbor, Max is certain it’s best to approach it academically—to keep things purely professional.

Until Bridget’s first article is a huge hit, giving her the perfect excuse to delve deeper into the naturally submissive side of her sexuality. But as their encounters intensify and each of her boundaries is skillfully pushed, Bridget must decide what this all means… for her identity, her career, and, most importantly, her future with Max.

Buy: Purely Professional

elia_avatar_highresAbout the Author

Elia Winters has always been a New England girl, despite having spent much of her childhood in Florida. She holds a degree in English Literature and teaches at a small rural high school.  She dabbles in many genres, but erotic romance has been one of her favorites since she first began sneaking her mother’s romance novels. Elia currently lives in New England with her loving husband and their odd assortment of pets, where she balances her love of the outdoors with a bottomless well of geekiness.

Elia has a virtual life as busy as her real life. In addition to her website, you can find her on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

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Review: Handcuffed By Her Hero (W.I.L.D., Book 2) by Angel Payne

handcuffed-by-her-heroReviewed by Lynn Reynolds

Please make sure that you read the Dedication – Angel mentions some worthy military causes. I have to say that if you love this series, what better way to honor the author than to make a small donation in her name to one of the causes she mentions.

Sergeant Zeke Hayes hears a scream. He thinks his friend Rayna Chestain is someone special. They met under some pretty rough conditions. To make this series flow, we continue to read about the sad story of human trafficking. The story also shows the effects of those kinds of conditions on the people that are freed. Angel also reminds her readers that PTSD is no longer associated with just the military. You can’t be afraid to ask for help.

Luna Lawrence is an interesting character – I’ll let you experience her for yourself. But Angel leaves me wondering if she will make an appearance in the next book. She is one of those characters that you want her to have things to make her life better. And then she does a one-eighty.

One thing Angel is good about is showing her readers exactly how much of a Dom Zeke actually is. BDSM is an experience and he knows how to do it very well. Are you Vanilla or are you willing to be a voyeur? Or maybe you like to participate? We get to see the “lifestyle” and the scenes can be very graphic – but then you can’t be totally Vanilla your whole life. Live a little and explore your wild side. And if you don’t want anyone else to know what you’re reading, just read in bed.

I found that this book had a serious amount of testosterone going on. It makes me wonder if our author has any plans for Rayna’s brothers. It will be interesting to follow her and see what else she comes out with – if they show up in this series or even one of their own.

She also knows how to build the tension because of the evil that exists but it doesn’t overtake the storyline. The same goes for Garrett and Sage. Their story continues from when we first met them in Saved by His Submissive. We see them just enough to know what happened after their story ended.

Garrett likes to read an author that seems to be a rival of Angel’s. If you want to know more about this author just follow this link http://lexiblake.net/index.html. And if you haven’t read his story yet, make sure to change that.

If you’ve loved reading this series, you’ll be happy to know that Angel’s next book Surrendering To Her Sergeant will be out this November. It will continue the story of Ethan and Ava whom you also meet in this book. Angel is very bad in that she gives the reader a very short teaser to get you ready for the Fall.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Buy: Handcuffed By Her Hero (The W.I.L.D. (Warriors Intense in Love & Domination) Boys of Special Forces – Book 2)